Inscription. After reaching Boise River, emigrant wagons had to travel 30 miles to find a good crossing about 1/4 mile north of here.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 9, 2009
|1. Emigrant Crossing Marker|
They had to avoid a wide zone of shifting channels, so they descended Canyon Hill where the route is still visible. In 1853, Maria Belshaw "...crossed Boise River at ford, 15 rods wide 3 feet deep, beautiful river, gravel bottom, very clear, large salmon in it." After crossing, the road headed westward along a route that became US 20.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 455.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 43° 41.296′ N, 116° 41.296′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is on U.S. 30 0 miles east of West Plymouth Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located off of Interstate 84 at Exit 26 on Old Hwy 30. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell ID 83607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. The College of Idaho (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (approx. 4 miles away); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (approx. 4 miles away); Violence is Avenged (approx. 4 miles away); To the Memory of the Pioneers (approx. 4 miles away); The Ward Massacre (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lower Boise (approx. 6.1 miles away); Froman's Ferry (approx. 11.3 miles away).
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 25, 2007
|2. Emigrant Crossing Marker Off of Old Hwy 30|
Additional keywords. Oregon Trail, Boise River
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 973 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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